which software do you offer to compose music?
 

which software do you offer to compose music?

    
which software do you offer to compose music?    19:23 on Friday, March 30, 2007          

vioman123456
(39 points)
Posted by vioman123456

which software do you offer to compose music?

thank you


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    21:40 on Sunday, April 01, 2007          

kozafluitmusique
(115 points)

there are many diff. threads of this out there.
personally, i use noteworthy.

<Added>

I know two people, one professional and the other going to be professional, who compose - i believe they both use finale.


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    11:01 on Thursday, April 05, 2007          

SimpsonSaxGal
(112 points)
Posted by SimpsonSaxGal

I'm cheap. I'm using Finale Notepad 2007. It's not bad, and it's free, but it's not great. The midi lab at my college has the professional version of Finale, and it's a lot nicer.


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    13:28 on Thursday, April 05, 2007          

EllieM
(26 points)
Posted by EllieM

I used to use Noteworthy, and it's a decent programme as far as it goes. Has a useful user forum and a free version that's fairly comprehensive if you don't mind the watermarks.

However, I invested in Sibelius 3 last year. Haven't used it much yet and I'm still learning, but it's quite user-friendly and versatile if you have the money to spend on it - which isn't so much now, I think, because there's a newer version out.


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    16:43 on Thursday, April 05, 2007          

jamjam17
(27 points)
Posted by jamjam17

I use Finale Notepad 2007. I know I'm going the cheap route, but I'm in high school, so what do you expect.


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    15:36 on Wednesday, April 11, 2007          

formiapress
(5 points)
Posted by formiapress

I used Noteworthy for a long time, until I started writing for handbells and harp. Now I find Sibelius (I have version 4) essential... I can mark lever changes, pedal changes, and with one (or two) click s, create a bells needed chart. I love it!

Not to mention the ability to export Scorch pages for my website, so people can preview the music! It's a pretty neat tool: www.monikadurbin.com/formiapress

~ Monika


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    08:17 on Friday, April 20, 2007          

oboistfrk
(131 points)
Posted by oboistfrk

I use Sibelius and Finale - they both are great, but also expensive.

alex


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    19:57 on Sunday, June 17, 2007          

Nemisys
(91 points)
Posted by Nemisys

Hm. I prefer sibelius, but finale's OKAY but it's not that great for composing complex pieces. I think a very versatile one is actually Guitar Pro, but you need to write out all of the parts in guitar tablature.


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    07:46 on Tuesday, June 26, 2007          

stagelife30
(2 points)
Posted by stagelife30

well to reply to what the person above me said, you dont need to use guitar tab to use guitar pro. a midi board works just as well. but if u dont have one u can hide the tablature(like i do) and just use the standard notation. i like guitar pro better than finale,but ive never tried noteworthy. I should look into it


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    10:53 on Thursday, June 28, 2007          

yay_4_flutes
(14 points)
Posted by yay_4_flutes

Sibelius all the way
it too me a while to learn hoiw to use it, but i prefer it now above alll others, apart from the price!!!


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    11:07 on Thursday, June 28, 2007          

airic_ad
(26 points)
Posted by airic_ad

how much is noteworthy?


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    08:53 on Thursday, July 05, 2007          

theperson108
(59 points)
Posted by theperson108

It's free? Mine says it's a "30 - day trial", but I've used it for much more than that... Noteworthy composer is a good way to do it, although I can never find how to do the trills and little embelishments like that.


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    17:33 on Tuesday, August 07, 2007          

Snorkel
(464 points)
Posted by Snorkel

I agree with Norby, Sibelius is the way I went and I do not regret it in the least. If you're a student you can get the student discount and buy it for like $200 instead of $600.


Re: which software do you offer to compose music?    20:17 on Sunday, August 12, 2007          

Account Closed
(394 points)
Posted by Account Closed

To compose music, that assumes sheet music right (write?)? I suggest Cubasis VST for older computers (or the newest Cubase 4.4 for new computers) for composing. Not for sheet music but for composing. Cubase has the virtual studio for the MIDI professional all figured out. The use of VST and virtual instruments via MIDI as well as the standard MIDI and multi-track audio recording make it the ideal tool. The others like Finale are basically more for producing sheet music using the standard MIDI tools. Yes, they are multi-tracked, and produce wonderful sheet music (I also have used older cheaper ones like Muziktime.) but for actually working the creative process, I feel you need to work with programs that can use all the MIDI tools, the sheet music and transcription processes are better left to a program that does that well...which I recommend Finale!


   

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